Everyone knows that a solid group of girlfriends is something that helps make your world go 'round with a whole lot more ease and enjoyment. Think about it: Without the incredible women in your life, who would you turn to as a reliable sounding board to help you sort out your drama, to go out with when you’re eager to leave the house, and to find the kind of advice that therapists charge big bucks for?
Since there's no better time than the present, let's use International Woman's Day as the kickoff to do something kickass for our BFFs. Whether you gather your troops and go listen to an inspirational panel, like the one Meghan Markle is taking part in at King’s College, or you make a big effort to do something special for your friends, here are some specific ways to show your girl squad how much they're loved on March 8 — and beyond.
Give Personalized Compliments
Even though your female friends are usually at the top of your to-do list when it comes to making plans, calling up to say hello, or planning an adventure with, do something different on this day to spoil them with meaningful compliments. Send a handwritten letter, an e-card, a text message, or meet them for lunch or dinner, in person, and let them know a few things that you admire about them.
It doesn't have to be cheesy, but it does have to be done. A lot of time the awesome women in our lives hardly know how much they impact us. Why not be direct and share all those reasons with them?
Donate to a Cause They Support
Another great and supportive way to say to the female influences in your life that you stand behind them and what they stand for is to make a donation to one of the things that they support. Whether it’s a local or national organization, a GoFundMe page they are helping promote, or just a cause that they’ve poured sweat equity into helping out with, show how much you appreciate them making a difference in the world by donating money or even your own time to get involved in any way that you personally can.
Send Them a Little Something Awesome
Do what you can to make this day extra special for those women who motivate you to live the best version of your life. If you have the cash, send a gift that says, “You are awesome and I appreciate you.” Perhaps that’s a bouquet of flowers, a gift card to their favorite dining spot, a gift certificate for a mani and pedi, or just a box of cookies or doughnuts that you send over via a delivery service.
Everyone likes a mid-day surprise paired with a personalized note, and poof, you’ve hit the jackpot in terms of making someone feel like they stand out on an important day.
Plan an After Work Happy Hour
With today's technology, a happy hour team can be mobilized in moments — what better time to gather the troops for an after work happy hour to celebrate each other. It can also be a chance to connect women in your life who might not know each other but can potentially work together (and become BFFs) in the future. Plus, wine. Hello, wine! What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day with something sweet and delicious?
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